Cooks are needed for the wild game cookoff at the inaugural Sportsman's Festival Saturday at Wildwood Park. The 5K run scheduled for the event has been canceled. For information, call Jeb Bell at (706) 541-3761, or e-mail jbell@columbiacounty ga.gov.
Crafters are being sought for Firefest 2008, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 11 at Evans Town Center Park behind Kroger. Space is limited. For information, call Kathy Watkins at (706) 860-6166 or (706) 860-2641.
Parade participants and vendors are being sought for the 20th Annual Oliver Hardy Festival, to be held Oct. 4 in Harlem. For information, call (706) 556-0043, or go to www.harlemga.org.
Wine and roses
The third annual CSRA Wine Festival will be held 1-4 p.m. Oct. 4 at Savannah Rapids Pavilion in conjunction with the Augusta Rose Society's 46th annual rose show. Tickets to the wine festival cost $30 in advance or $35 at the door, and are available at the Vineyard Wine Shop in Evans or Toast Wine and Beverage in Martinez. For more information, go to www.csrawinefestival.com.
Information sessions for new volunteers to prepare tax returns for seniors through the AARP Tax Aide program will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Monday and Sept. 29 in the lower level meeting room of the Columbia County Library in Evans. for information, call Bill Kozel at (706) 210-3048.
The Augusta Alzheimer's Association will present a program on late stage and end-of-life Alzheimer's care at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Elmcroft Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Care, 515 The Pass at Furys Ferry Road. For information, call (706) 731-9060.
Contestants ages 17-24 are being sought for the Columbia County Merchants Association 2008 Miss Columbia County Fair Scholarship Pageant, to be held Oct. 25. The contest is open to single women with judging in interview, swimsuit and evening gown. Deadline for entry is Oct. 20. Applications are available at all Columbia County high schools. For information, call Pat Becton at (706) 863-7645 or Debbie Zapata at (706) 863-3754.
The Grovetown Lions Club annual turkey shoot will be held at 6 p.m. each Friday and Saturday starting Friday through Dec. 13 on Old Louisville Road off Harlem-Grovetown Road. For information, call Dave Deckert at (706) 556-1649.
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